Place on Page: Musings from the Studio

Summer News and Events

First, a new studio...

It is unfortunate to announce the loss of my studio at Fowler Arts Collective.  Lia Post started Fowler over five years ago and provided amazing, affordable studio space for artists in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  This year we got slammed with a 50% increase in the rent and it was just no longer a viable option.  Such is life in NYC. However, when rent hikes hand you lemons, you make lemonade and pour a ton of sugar into in.  This summer I will be working out of Saint John's Prep School (the High School where I teach) while the building is empty for the summer.  Located in Astoria, right off Ditmars Blvd, I'll have over 800 square feet to create some really big work.  I am very excited to implement projects that have been on hold for a long time!  Once I'm set up I'll be doing studio visits during the summer.  Stay tuned for updates and pics.

Then, some events...

Thursday and Friday I will be participating in Eumetadotos a fundraiser for Openings, an artist collective that I am active in.  The exhibit will take place at Novella Gallery on June 26 from 6-10 and on June 27 from 12-6.  You can bid on auctions through Paddle 8.  All proceeds go towards our exhibits, operating expenses and residency scholarships.  Its a great cause and some seriously great work for auction check it out!

Sunday, June 28th from 5pm-7pm I will have work up for the Ghostbird Press Book Launch at Fatty's Cafe in Astoria, Queens. The event will have readings of original poetry from two authors as well as books for sale and my work on view.  Fatty's Cafe is located at 45-17 28th Ave Astoria.  The paintings and works on paper will be up unit August 2nd.

Finally, a workshop...

I am so happy to have been invited back to the Art Students League to teach Color Theory for Beginners.  This workshop will take place August 19-21 from 6:30-9:30.  There is nothing more wonderful than teaching in that historic space.  The workshop will cover paint mixing with acrylic, in-depth discussion of the color wheel and how we perceive color as well as hands-on projects creating abstract paintings using color and pattern.  Check out all the information here: Color Theory Workshop